A group, Initiative for Better and Greater Nigeria, IBBN, has urged the Federal Government to establish State Police as a solution to the current security challenges confronting the nation.

The Convener of the group, Isa El-buba, made the call at a news conference on Thursday in Jos.

El-buba was reacting to the Christmas eve killings in some communities of Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi Local Government Areas of Plateau State.

DAILY POST reports that gunmen invaded over 84 communities in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi and killed scores, injured many others, destroyed houses and properties worth millions of Naira.

The ugly incident also left 29,350 persons displaced. They are currently taking refuge in some worship centres within Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi towns.

The convener, who described the killings as ‘heart-wrenching’, maintained that state policing would complement the efforts of the federal security architecture.

”One of the recommendations we want to make is that we call on the federal government to do constitutional alterations to provide for state policing.

”This will complement the obviously overstretched and insufficient central security operatives who need longer time to reinforce to locations where citizens need urgent help.

”So, we call on President Bola Tinubu to halt his holidays and return to service by sending a comprehensive bill for state policing to the National Assembly.

”This move will forestall the audacious regular killings and maiming of poor Nigerians in ungoverned spaces with very small security presence,” he said.

Plateau killings: Group re-echoes demand for state police

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